Klopp’s update on Trent’s fitness

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool looks on as he is given treatment during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool and SSC Napoli at Anfield on December 11, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Trent Alexander-Arnold is facing a race in time to recover for the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night after sustaining a minor injury in the weekend win over Burnley.

The right-back has been included in the 21-man Reds squad to Germany after training with the first team on Tuesday morning.

However, it seems the England international was subbed in the game against the Clarets as a precautionary measure considering Klopp’s recent comments.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com on Monday, Jürgen Klopp said of Alexander-Arnold’s fitness: “It looks good. He had a bit of a problem obviously but it should not be a major concern.

“We cannot judge the situation now, we have to wait this full day, tomorrow possibly the full day – we have two days and then we have a little, little session on Wednesday morning.

MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 12: Mario Goetze (R) of Muenchen and Juergen Klopp, head coach of Dortmund shake hands prior to the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena on April 12, 2014 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Lennart Preiss/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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“If we know then, it’s good and then we’ll choose the team and play.”

Klopp also confirmed Liverpool will have to monitor the conditions of Dejan Lovren and James Milner – who made the journey to Munich on Tuesday – ahead of the match.

But former Leipzig man Naby Keita is set to miss the tie due to injury and didn’t travel with the squad to Munich.


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